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Legatum Center announces IAP Seed Grants

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in the role of the private sector in the developing world? Have an idea for a business that you think can make a difference?

Applications are now being accepted for a seed grant from the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT and turn these ideas into reality.

MIT undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for up to $2,000 in funding to support projects investigating the development of for-profit businesses in low-income countries during the 2008-2009 IAP session. Grants are distributed through a competitive selection process that takes into account the viability and impact of each project proposal. Seed grant applications must be submitted online by 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.

For complete seed grant application instructions, and to learn more about the Legatum Center, please visit our web site.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 2008 (download PDF).

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